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Re: Geoff Fletcher
Post Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:44 am
Posted by Vancouver Leyther on Sun Nov 12, 2017 1:44 am
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This seemingly worthy gentleman was no longer on the scene at Leythe when Bongser first wended his way to former HQ. But after all the short but unanimously approving eulogies hereupon, he thinks that, tomorrow, he may very well watch the Youtube version of "Another Bloody Sunday" that he's located after VL's impliance that it was still available somewhere. Might fill a nice half hour after the England v France game. :thumb:


Amazing the pain and toil they put themselves through for £12 a week (losing pay). Great comment by the narrator when a player comes into the dressing room after a loss, mouth bleeding and minus 2 teeth, “That’s £6 pound a tooth”
Hard as nails doesn’t do them justice. And Geoff was about 40 yrs old at the time of the show.
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Re: Geoff Fletcher
Post Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:28 pm
Posted by Bent&Bongser on Sun Nov 12, 2017 4:28 pm
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Vancouver Leyther wrote:
Amazing the pain and toil they put themselves through for £12 a week (losing pay). Great comment by the narrator when a player comes into the dressing room after a loss, mouth bleeding and minus 2 teeth, “That’s £6 pound a tooth”
Hard as nails doesn’t do them justice. And Geoff was about 40 yrs old at the time of the show.


Thanks again VL. Enjoyed it thoroughly though the mired pitches back then, when juxtaposed with the pristine, modern ones viewed earlier in the England v France game, followed by highlights of the two earlier WCup games and then The Pumas at Twickenham highlights, looked to be from a different planet rather than just a different age. Bongser for one doesn't miss those swamps (from either side of the touchline).

His two highlights (barring the grit and grime being accompanied by ballet music):

Doncaster's laundress (called Mme de Bongseur in to watch that bit as she is from o'er t'ill)
Fletcher: "I want you all to work as 'ard as me..."

Somebody earlier in the thread (or was it Woods' eulogy?) mentioned that he was a straight talker!
Re: Geoff Fletcher
Post Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:42 pm
Posted by lowton sparrow on Mon Nov 13, 2017 7:42 pm
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Remember him well when we went to Huyton where he did everything. We used to joke that he was the one who directed you on the car park, took your money at the turnstile, sold you the programme and served you at the bar - and then turned out for the team. What a guy.
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Re: Geoff Fletcher
Post Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:43 am
Posted by Alan on Tue Nov 14, 2017 11:43 am
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RIP Geoff and thanks for the memories - a true character, and awesome RL man, through and through.

Condolences to family and friends.
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